Pineapple Ring Slices - (Raw, Organic, Sun Dried)
Pineapple (Ananas comosus) is an incredibly delicious and healthy tropical fruit.
It originated in South America, where early European explorers named it after its resemblance to a pine cone.
This popular fruit is packed with nutrients, antioxidants and other helpful compounds, such as enzymes that can fight inflammation and disease.
Pineapple and its compounds have been linked to many health benefits, including aiding digestion, boosting immunity and speeding up recovery from surgery, among others.
Here are 8 impressive health benefits of pineapple.
1. Loaded With Nutrients
Pineapples are low in calories but pack an incredibly impressive nutrient profile.
One cup (5.8 ounces or 165 grams) of pineapple fresh chunks contains the following Pineapple, raw, all varieties Nutrition Facts & Calories. Buying and keeping fresh pineapple for regular consumption may not be as easy and convenient at stashing up on the dried fruit. You may gain or lose on the fresh just as with the dried version. When you can get the fresh, do so, but most likely the dried slices may be your go-to pineapple.
- Calories: 82.5
- Fat: 1.7 grams
- Protein: 1 gram
- Carbs: 21.6 grams
- Fiber: 2.3 grams
- Vitamin C: 131% of the RDI
- Manganese: 76% of the RDI
- Vitamin B6: 9% of the RDI
- Copper: 9% of the RDI
- Thiamin: 9% of the RDI
- Folate: 7% of the RDI
- Potassium: 5% of the RDI
- Magnesium: 5% of the RDI
- Niacin: 4% of the RDI
- Pantothenic acid: 4% of the RDI
- Riboflavin: 3% of the RDI
- Iron: 3% of the RDI
Pineapples contain trace amounts of vitamins A and K, phosphorus, zinc and calcium.
Pineapples are especially rich in vitamin C and manganese, providing 131% and 76% of the daily recommendations, respectively. Vitamin C is essential for growth and development, a healthy immune system and aiding the absorption of iron from the diet. Meanwhile, manganese is a naturally occurring mineral that aids growth, maintains a healthy metabolism and has antioxidant properties, National Health Institute, Vitamin C and Manganese metabolism in humans.
2. Its Enzymes Can Ease Digestion Issues
Pineapples contain a group of digestive enzymes known as bromelain. They function as proteases, which break down protein molecules into their building blocks, such as amino acids and small peptides according a study on The role of enzyme supplementation in digestive disorders.
3. May Boost Immunity Defense and Suppress Inflammation
Pineapples have been a part of traditional medicine for centuries.
They contain a wide variety of vitamins, minerals and enzymes like bromelain that may collectively boost immunity and suppress inflammation, Springer Links, Bromelain: biochemistry, pharmacology and medical use.
A nine-week study fed 98 healthy children either no pineapple, some pineapple (140g) or lots of pineapple (280g) daily to see if it boosted their immunity.
Children who ate pineapples had a significantly lower risk of both viral and bacterial infections. Also, children who ate the most pineapple had close to four times more disease-fighting white blood cells (granulocytes) than the other two groups Effects of canned pineapple consumption on nutritional status, immunomodulation, and physical health of selected school children.
What’s more, studies have shown that bromelain can reduce markers of inflammation Bromelain treatment decreases neutrophil migration to sites of inflammation.
4. May Ease Symptoms of Arthritis and It’s Pain
There are many types of arthritis, but most of them involve inflammation in the joints.
Since pineapples contain bromelain, which has anti-inflammatory properties, it’s commonly thought that they may provide pain relief for those with inflammatory arthritis, Bromelain as a Treatment for Osteoarthritis: a Review of Clinical Studies.
In fact, research from as early as the 1960s shows that bromelain was used to relieve symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, a type of arthritis that involves inflammation of the joints, BROMELAINS THERAPY IN RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS.
5. May Speed Recovery After A Surgery or Strenuous Exercise
Eating pineapples may reduce the length of time it takes to recover from surgery or exercise stress. This is largely due to the anti-inflammatory properties of bromelain.
Several studies have shown that bromelain may reduce the inflammation, swelling, bruising and pain that often occur after surgery, including dental surgery. It also seems to reduce markers of inflammation; Therapeutic uses of pineapple-extracted bromelain in surgical care - A review.
Strenuous exercise can also damage muscle tissue and cause surrounding inflammation. Affected muscles cannot produce as much force and can be sore for up to three days.
Proteases like bromelain are believed to speed up the recovery of damage caused by strenuous exercise by reducing inflammation around the damaged muscle tissue.
Great pineapple flavor, perfect balance or tangy and chewy, 100% organic, 100% pure! Sun Dried. These pineapple slices never have sweeteners added. Rather they the sparkling, tangy sweetness of this tropical favorite speaks for itself without drowning its complex flavor in monotonous sugar or toxic sulfite preservatives.
*With these few great healing and wellness benefits of pineapple, it’s safe to say that it’s a good natural medicinal snack pack to keep close.
Product of Mexico
1 lb bag